Dr. Adam Adler
Areas of Specialization:
- Music Education
- Choirs and Choral Music
- Community Music
- Male gender issues in music and general education
- Educational psychology and sociology
- Curriculum and Educational Policy in The Arts
- Sustaining choral communities
- Technology in music education
Current & Future Research:
- Artistic Director, Near North Voices
Hold My Hand and Listen: Nurturing Choral Community as Musicianship.
In Reynish, T. and Rose, A. (in press), Proceedings of the Phenomenon
of Singing VI International Symposium (2007). St. John's: Memorial
Male Choral Singing in Canada – A waning culture. In Harrison, S.,
Welch, G. and Adler, A., editors (in press), Perspectives on Male
Singing. NY: Springer Publishing.
Rediscovering Musical Identity through Narrative in Pre-service
Teacher Education (2008). In Barrett, Margaret and Stauffer, Sandra,
editors (in press), Narrative Soundings: An anthology of narrative
inquiry in music education. NY: Springer Publishing.
Let the Boys Sing and Speak: Masculinities and Boys’ Stories of
Singing in School (2005). In Adams, K., Chisolm, L. and Rose, A.
(eds.), Proceedings of the Phenomenon of Singing International
Symposium IV. Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Swinging Back the Gender Pendulum: Addressing Boys' Needs in Music Education Research and Practice, co-authored with Dr. Scott Harrison
(Griffith University, Brisbane Australia), in Bartel, Lee (ed.)
(2004), Questioning the Music Education Paradigm, Volume 2 of the biennial series Research to Practice. Toronto: Canadian Music Educators Association.
A Case study of Boys’ Experiences of Singing in School (2002).
Doctoral Dissertation, University of Toronto.
Adventures Among the Granola People, in Leue, Mary (ed.) (2000),
Challenging the Giant: The Best of SKOLE, The Journal of Alternative
Education, Volume IV. Ashfield, MA: Down-to-Earth Books.
A survey of teacher practices in working with male singers before and during the voice change.
Canadian Music Educator, 40(4), Summer 1999. From an unpublished masters paper of the same title (1996), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Adventures among the Granola People: A week in Alternative Education.
ΣΚΟΛΗ (“SKOLE”): The Journal of Alternative Education, 12(4), Fall 1995.